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Clive Morton (16 March 1904 – 24 September 1975) was an English actor best known for playing upper class Englishmen, he made many screen appearances, especially on television.[1] In 1955, he appeared in Laurence Olivier's Richard III and is recalled by fans of Doctor Who for his role as prison governor George Trenchard in The Sea Devils in 1972. He was Commander Rogue in the first series of the fondly-remembered children's TV series Rogue's Rock in 1974. One of his last roles was as an aged butler in an episode of Upstairs Downstairs.[2][3][4]

Clive Morton
Butler Hudson and Butler Makepiece (Upstairs, Downstairs 1971 TV series - A Change of Scene).jpg
Gordon Jackson (as Butler Hudson, left) and Clive Morton (as Butler Makepiece) in A Change of Scene (1973)
Born(1904-03-16)16 March 1904
Died24 September 1975(1975-09-24) (aged 71)
London, England, UK
Years active1932-1975
Spouse(s)Fanny Rowe (?-1975) (his death)
Joan Harben (?-1953)

Morton was also a Shakespearian actor and an Associate Artiste of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the 1964 'Histories' Repertoire he played the Bishop of Carlisle in Richard II, the Earl of Worcester in Henry IV and the ferocious Earl of Talbot in Henry VI.[5]

Morton was married to Fresh Fields actress Fanny Rowe.[6]

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  1. ^ "Clive Morton". BFI.
  2. ^ "Clive Morton movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography, and biography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "BBC - Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide - The Sea Devils - Details".
  4. ^ "Toledo Blade - Google News Archive Search".
  5. ^ "RSC Stage Histories «  Modern Library".
  6. ^ "Clive Morton (1904 - 1975) - Find A Grave Memorial".